Ken Dyer

Birth Name:
Kenneth James Dyer
Birth Date:
March 16, 1946
Birth Place:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Death Date:
March 7, 2010
Place of Death:
Gilbert, Arizona
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Cemetery Name:
Mesa Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Ken Dyer was an American football player who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State University and attended Ann Arbor High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dyer broke his neck while attempting to tackle Green Bay Packers running back John Brockington on October 3, 1971, ending his playing career. With his playing career over, Ken Dyer stayed home in Arizona and went to work as a salesman for some large soap companies. Then he bought his own dry cleaning business before retiring about two years ago before his passing. Dyer didn't keep in much contact with his old teammates and he didn't talk much about the play. His mother said it was pride. He just didn't want people to see him less than 100 percent.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mesa Cemetery

1212 N. Center Street

Mesa, Arizona, 85201


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map of Mesa Cemetery in Mesa Arizona

Grave Location:

Heritage Garden, Plot 1335, Grave 6C

Grave Location Description

From the entrance on Country Club Road take the first left and then an immediate right and park at the 2nd tree on the left. Look for the 2nd row past the tree, 3rd marker in for the former Bengal football player Ken Dyer.

Grave Location GPS

33.439123752, -111.83836188



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